Sunday 25 February 2018

Radio review: Refusing to budge over Budget chat

Matt Cooper. Photo: Collins
Matt Cooper. Photo: Collins

Eilis O'Hanlon

Matt Cooper was in bullish form on Twitter last Monday. There would be no talk about the Budget on Today FM's Last Word that day, he pledged, because "any prior coverage is bullsh**, irrelevant".

Just in case his followers hadn't got the message, he then sent another: "I promise no Budget previews. Listen to other stations if you want that valueless c**p."

His hostility did not appear to have reached the Today FM newsroom, which was still leading that afternoon with rumours about an increase in the pension.

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